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John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

John Mark Rafacz is the editorial manager of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

Articles by John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

On Center: Cécile McLorin Salvant On Center: Cécile McLorin Salvant
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
Wynton Marsalis knows musical talent when he hears it. After considering the attributes of jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant, the trumpeter is convinced of her greatness.   “She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth, [Read More]
On Center: Yo-Yo Ma with Kathryn Stott On Center: Yo-Yo Ma with Kathryn Stott
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most celebrated musicians, will appear at Penn State for only the third time when he performs in concert with pianist Kathryn Stott November 3 at Eisenhower Auditorium. Ma, whose career is defined by an insatiable desire to find musical connections across [Read More]
On Center: Jessica Lang Dance On Center: Jessica Lang Dance
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
“A master of visual composition” (Dance Magazine), choreographer Jessica Lang transforms ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. Lang is the artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance, a New York City-based company formed in 2011 after the [Read More]
On Center: Anthracite Fields On Center: Anthracite Fields
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Bang on a Can All-Stars, which performed Julia Wolfe’s John Henry-inspired Steel Hammer at Penn State in 2009, returns to Eisenhower Auditorium March 30 for a concert featuring Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio Anthracite Fields. [Read More]
On Center: Anthracite Fields On Center: Anthracite Fields
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
Bang on a Can All-Stars, which performed Julia Wolfe’s John Henry-inspired Steel Hammer at Penn State in 2009, returns to Eisenhower Auditorium March 30 for a concert featuring Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio Anthracite Fields. Penn State Concert Choir will join Bang on a Can for [Read More]
On Center: Wilderness On Center: Wilderness
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
A new multimedia play by En Garde Arts, the company that brought Basetrack Live to Penn State in 2014, juxtaposes projected interviews with real people and actors on stage to tell the stories of teenagers and young adults grappling with addiction, depression, anxiety, and other mental-health issues. [Read More]
On Center: Wilderness On Center: Wilderness
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
For some young people, life can seem like an endless ordeal. A new multimedia play by En Garde Arts, the company that brought Basetrack Live to Penn State in 2014, juxtaposes projected interviews with real people and actors on stage to tell the stories of teenagers and young adults grappling with [Read More]
On Center: Brooklyn Babylon On Center: Brooklyn Babylon
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Brooklyn Babylon isn’t an easy show to explain, but it’s an amazing one to experience. [Read More]
On Center: Brooklyn Babylon On Center: Brooklyn Babylon
25 weeks ago - Town and gown
Brooklyn Babylon isn’t an easy show to explain, but it’s an amazing one to experience. The multimedia production, coming to Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium February 28, simultaneously uses live instrumental music, animation, and live painting to communicate a story about the [Read More]
On Center: Circus Oz On Center: Circus Oz
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Circus Oz, described as “rambunctiously entertaining” by a Sydney Morning Herald critic, makes its Penn State debut in Straight Up Feb. 7 at Eisenhower Auditorium. [Read More]
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